Society for Biomaterials Awards 2017 Founders Award to University of Chicago Professor


In Chicago, Jeffrey Hubbell, a Professor of Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Chicago, received the Society for Biomaterials’ 2017 Founders Award. Hubbell’s immunotherapy work focuses on designing biomaterials for stimulating the immune system, fighting infections, and even shutting off some autoimmune responses that cause diseases like Type 1 diabetes. Hubbell has co-founded five companies including ClostraBio, a food allergy treatment startup, Kuros Biosciences, a developer of biomaterials technology for surgical sealants, QGel, a developer of biomaterials for cell cultures, Anokion, a developer of autoimmune technology, and Kanyos Bio, a tech developer for Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. The award is given every year to someone who, according to the University of Chicago, has made “long-term, landmark contributions to the discipline of biomaterials.”